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gearing up for the orioles' home season opener. >> another shutdown showdown. i am kate amara in washington. lawmakers are rushing to keep the government open for business. >> southwest airlines keeping many of their jets on the ground. they are looking at what is causing the roost to crack -- roofs to crack. >> can we say springlike weather has arrived? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. it is about time. >> this will be a strange day. we will jump into the 70's this
afternoon. you might want to take a jacket to start your day the picked a good day if you're going to the game. a front came through last night. you may have heard the thunder and seen the lightning. we have an east wind it 5. the wind direction is the key. temperatures will jump quickly. that won't happen for a few hours. we will make it into the 60's at lunchtime. we're shooting for a high of 73. the rain will come back tonight and tomorrow. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. a nice ride. we have some good news on this accident just south of schoolhouse road. that is cleared in the parkton region. eutaw street, that will shut down at 10:00 a.m. this morning for the orioles' home opener. looking good right now.
a nice ride on the north side. continuing to build in volume. not bad at all. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. 10 minutes on southbound 95 down towards 32. this is traffic at old court. the west side looks good from 795. an easy ride from 70 in towards the beltway. problem-free on the curtis creek drawbridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> play ball. baseball comes back to baltimore as the orioles take on the tigers for their 2011 home opener. >> kim dacey joins us live with more on the economic impact of the baseball season. good morning. >> there is a group of fans taking picture.
fans of local businesses hope that they can keep up that momentum. thousands will crowd camden yards here today as the o's take on the tigers this afternoon. that is good news for businesses around the stadium, like pickled pub. they say the orioles season helps them pull out of a wintertime slump and make a profit that will see them through the whole year. an economic analyst says the o's strong start this season could have lasting effects on the local economy and even increase business in surrounding counties. >> on a typical year, the orioles will have about $200 million of an impact on this region's economy. and opening day is typically valued at around $3 million to $3.5 million in economic impact. this year, opening day will probably be about the same. >> the game starts at 3:05 against the tigers this afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you perry we want you to share your fan spirit with us on our website, wbaltv.com.
that is one key to kid -- that is one cute kid. powers aree officer's up suspended after he allegedly -- a 23-year-old casey lechter is charged with assault. he was arrested outside a bar in canton. police said obscene remarks were screened at a police officer. lechter has been a probationary officer until august. police have identified the victim of a deadly stabbing. 24-year-old charles johnson was killed saturday morning inside the bourbon street nightclub. that left three others injured. witnesses described the scene as chaotic. >> i am walking towards the
bathroom. everything was blocked off. i see a body on the floor. blood is all over the floor. >> there is no word this morning on a suspect. anyone with any information should call baltimore city police. >> some unusual incidence sent to pedestrians to the hospital. a train heading from detroit to philadelphia struck a person near joppa farms, north of white marsh. the victim was pronounced dead. a person was rushed to shock trauma after being hit by a train in south baltimore. it happened around 3:20 near empty stadium. the investigation into both incidents continues -- near and m&t bank stadium. there was a crash on sunday. at least two vehicles crashed along east baltimore street near
north broadway. so far, no charges have been filed. >> no word as to what caused a fire and a mattress warehouse. it took more than 90 minutes to get this fire under control. the warehouse -- the first call went out around 1:30 in the afternoon. no reports of anyone injured. >> congress is still waging a budget battle on capitol hill. lawmakers race to avoid a government shutdown. kate amara joins us live with more on that. the clock is ticking. >> and it does feel like groundhog day all over again. but the bottom line -- if there is no agreement, the government will shut down at the end of this week. another shutdown showdown on capitol hill. government funding expires on friday. >> i think we can work this out. it is so easy to do. we're just, really, in washington terms, a few dollars short of being able to do this.
>> republicans, democrats, and the white house in negotiations on a spending plan. an optimistic president obama said they are close to a compromise on $33 billion in budget cuts. >> if these budget negotiations break down, we could end up having to shut down the government just at a time when the economy is starting to recover. >> but house speaker john boehner says there is no deal. >> there is no agreement. republicans continue to fight for the largest spending cuts possible to help end washington's job-crushing spending binge. >> today, house g.o.p. freshmen plan another protest rally, calling on senate democrats to pass a spending plan. this comes as house republicans get set to unveil their budget blueprint tomorrow. the 2012 plan would cut more than $4 trillion over the next decade. >> how do you do that? by cutting spending, reforming entitlements, and growing our economy. >> republican paul ryan says
this plan includes spending caps as well as changes to medicaid and medicare. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> what are the chances congress could pass another short-term bill to keep the government running? >> it will feel like groundhog day from my perspective. negotiations have centered on funding for the rest of this fiscal year. another stopgap bill has not been ruled out. congress has cut $10 billion in two spending measures already. >> kate amara, thank you. >> elijah cummings sat down with barry simms on sunday morning to give his perspective on the budget wrangling. >> republicans are trying to hatch the budget, cutting down everything and doing harm to our future. democrats are doing this like a heart surgeon and trying to be careful so that we make
reasonable cuts. >> he spoke about loan modification and helping people stay in their homes while addressing international issues. you consider the entire interview on a website, wbaltv.com. >> concerns about a long hard look at their jets. hundreds of southwest airlines have been council today. there was a crack in the body of one plane turned up similar problems in other passengers jets. service cracks have been found in other jets. when jet made an emergency landing on friday. >> the issue is that along this particular lap joint, it was not known in the industry that this was an issue that those lap joints should be inspected.
>> no one was injured in friday's emergency landing. the pilots did a great job. the plane had logged about 39,000 takeoff and landing cycles. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. have the recent problems with southwest airlines caused you to reconsider any of your travel plans? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> 6:10. 46 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> some amazing pictures as a possible tornado ripped through a kansas town. [cheers] >> it didn't quite sound like charlie sheen was winning as the kick off his tour. it sounds like they were booing. >> it looks like we're setting up for a good afternoon for baseball. we will check the seven-day
>> welcome back. there was some thunder and lightning last five. it was a pretty good display. it did not amount to much rain. nature put on a good lightning show. the rain is gone. we will wind up with a decent commute. 49 degrees at the maryland science center. i think we will wind up with a decent day for baseball.
we have a warm front go through. the temperatures are going to be jumping. the rain is now off to the northwest. we will see severe weather later this afternoon. there will be a wide web -- with gusts over 60 miles per hour and a chance for some tornadoes. though state west of us. we have some cloud cover at the present time -- that will stay west of us. temperatures are the 40's. they will jump into the 70's this afternoon. a mix of sunshine and clouds. breezy and mild. a high temperature around 73. we are way above average for a change. it will be a nice flip after temperatures in the 40's and some rain and snow over the last week. tonight, and thunderstorms will catch up to us. probably not until late after midnight. early tonight, it should be ok.
we will drop back into the low 50s. a southwest when it will continue at 10 to 15 -- a southwest wind will continue at 10 to 15. we have a chance for rain on tuesday morning. we will have clear skies lead in the afternoon. cooler temperatures behind this front. we will be in the 70's today. 50's tomorrow. a typical spring forecast with temperatures all over the case. a mix of sun and clouds said. fog and drizzle are possible today. -- a mix of sun and clouds today. clearing up to more afternoon with a high near 58. wednesday and thursday, that front will stall. i will say dry for now. there could be a couple of sprinkles. the best chance of rain will be as we head into next weekend. the temperatures get back into
the mid 60's. 6:15. that is the seven-day forecast. >> a couple of accidents to add to the list. we start at security boulevard and rolling road. we have an accident at california boulevard at the city. eutaw street will be shut down between camden and pratt street beginning at 10:00 a.m. because of the orioles' home opener. 57 on southbound 95. 53 on the northwest corner. looking good as to make your way down towards 40. all the major roads leading to the airport look great. this is old court. traffic moving very well. picking up and volume just a bit. this is traffic near the curtis creek drawbridge. the east side of the beltway looks good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a hacker has compromised the
personal information of customers of some of the countries biggest corporations. billions of e-mails or sent out on behalf of businesses like walgreen's, best buy. a hacker broke into their files acquiring their e-mail addresses of many of their customers. customers should be aware of possible spam e-mails debtor seeking personal information. some amazing information -- video of a possible tornado in kansas. you can see dark krauts sweeping across the plains -- you can see dark clouds. no serious damage. a very bizarre accident inside the benefit of a tour bus left one man dead. police say both men fell out of a bathroom window onto the
highway. they don't know if the men were fighting for of course play -- horse play was involved. out all could of been a factor in the incidence -- alcohol could have been a factor in the incident. >> more people are working. that does not mean they are able to pay their bills. many of the new jobs aren't retail and home health care. many do not pay enough for many to meet their basic needs. a person needs to make $14 an hour to cover basic expenses and save for retirement. the zero percentage rate credit card is making a comeback for those with stellar credit. those with credit scores of 720
or higher will likely see offers for a new credit cards. late payments to -- continue to decline. investors watching shares of southwest as it faces more cancellations said. coupon clipping among college graduates are getting more popular. jane king has those stories and more in the bloomberg business report. >> food prices are going through the roof. consumers are getting smart to save. a new study says college graduates are the most to use coupons. they buy more things in bulk. people are pretty happy with amazon. 6000 consumers rank them top a customer service. the hotel chains did well, also.
checking on friday's closing numbers. we had a higher close for stocks. a better than expected jobs report for march. the bloomberg maryland index got a boost bonds gained from under armour. southwest airlines has granted some planes after the was an emergency landing. 100 more flights will be cancelled today. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> expect to see a change at the anger? at cbs news. katie couric is stepping down. she became the first anger back in 2006 -- she became the back in 2006.t anchor
charlie sheen was booed at the first stop of his tour on saturday. it didn't help that the insult to the host city of detroit by equating his drug problems with problems in that city. many walked out before the show was cut short. we're told last night's show in chicago went smoother after they made some adjustments, like not insulting the crowd. >> 46 degrees on tv hill. camdenbirds' return to yards but top of the american league east. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. have the recent problems with southwest airlines caused you to reconsider any of your travel plans? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're attracting a new problem on southbound 95 just past the little gun for -- gunpowder bridge. we will you know once we get more information on lanes that are closed. we have an accident at north rolling road and security boulevard. eutaw street was shut down at 10:00 a.m. in advance of the orioles' home opener.
southbound 95 moving well out of white marsh. let's look outside at the west side. this is old court. still moving well. no delays and of owings mills on southbound 795. a smooth ride on 95. this is southbound traffic. you may start to see some delays just passed little gunpowder falls bridge because of that accident. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to tony. >> we did have some rain last night. i think the rest of the commute will be just fine. 44 at the airport. 37 in frederick. a chilly start for us. the wind will shift to the south. a high temperature of 73 degrees. it should be a good day for baseball. southwest wind at 10 to 20 miles per hour. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a minute.
first we send it over to the man. here is keith mills. >> good morning. it will be quite a homecoming for the orioles today. home openers are always a big deal. the orioles are 3-0 and in first place. the sweep tampa bay in a 3 yes game series. first inning, wade davis to nick markakis. brian roberts is set for strict a great catch. he trips over the bullpen mound. brian roberts tags from first to second and scores on this planet. matt wieters hit it in the right spot. brian trot stas in. a big story, zach britton. he threw first pitch strikes. he threw a strike free to elliot johnson.
a swing through this strike three. a huge crowd. family and friends watching zach britton. unties it.lds on size j.j. hardy with a rip down the line. 5-1, the orioles win. >> if i have that kind of arm, i would not get too nervous. we have some line drives and people early. you'll not see a catcher have a better series. >> i did not shake him off once. he has knowledge about what they're doing. nor reason for me to shake him off. >> smart move. the orioles look ahead to today's home opener today against detroit. you can hear on am 1090.
first pitch, 3:03. connecticut and butler for the men's national championship. connecticut has to hope it does a better job than the women did last night. connecticut was upset by notre dame. here was a big three. then another big three. then the irish take control in the second half. 36 in the game. notre dame. the irish celebrate a win. there will play tomorrow night &m for thees a.m national title. >> very cool. thank you. 6:28.
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> it may look murky right now, but i think it will turn out to be a nice day for baseball. we have a touch of fog. temperature is or near 50. we will shoot for a high temperature of 73 this afternoon. and i think it will stage right through this evening. rain will come back tonight and tomorrow. stay with us. >> the orioles are back after getting off to a 3-0 start. the orioles returned to the nest for the home opener against the tigers'. >> kim dacey is live at oriole
park with some details. good morning. >> after that winning streak to start the season, fans and local businesses are all hoping that the orioles can keep that momentum going. groundkeepers were busy sunday putting the finishing touches on camden yards. but they're not the only ones gearing up for this season's home opener. pickles pub has a prime spot across from the stadium. they are expecting some grand plans of their own this season. >> opening day -- i mean, it's a big kick-start. i mean, it's like, you might have months where you're just about even or maybe you're struggling a little bit. opening day comes and the sales boost. it just carries you through. >> most people in professional sports realize that if a team is winning, the fans will come out and they will spend. and if they're not, they're not. >> an economic analyst predicts the o's strong start this season could have lasting effects on our local economy and those in surrounding counties. >> on a typical year, the orioles will have about $200 million of an impact on this region's economy. and opening day is typically valued at around $3 million to
$3.5 million in economic impact. this year, opening day will probably be the same. >> case in point, these out-of- state fans, friends in the orioles-tigers matchup. they are rooting for different teams, but are also out enjoying all baltimore has to offer. >> we're good friends. we grew up together. he happens to be a baltimore fan. i happen to be a tigers fan. >> we drove 250 miles to be here for the home opener. >> the orioles' home season will officially kick off at 3:05 this afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. aides to william dollar shaver say they believe he will be out of the hospital -- aides to william donald schaefer said he will be out of the hospital in a day or two's. they said his condition has shown significant improvement. >> police have someone in custody as they investigate a deadly stabbing in dundalk.
a woman was reportedly are occurring with her fiancee when the woman's brother stabbed the man in the back multiple times. the victim died later at shock trauma. the search for a suspect continues this morning in connection with a shooting in east baltimore. shots rang out on north bradford street. police said the victim was a teenager who was not been identified. no word on a suspect or possible motive. >> poor weather is being blamed for an extension of airstrikes in libya. military officials say it a heavy cloud cover last week slowed rebels advancement. the extension is intended to roll back the progress of muammar gaddafi's army has made. a journalist has gone missing
while covering the unrest in libya. he was hoping to make a documentary about the uprising. he was last heard from his mother when it went to cover the fighting. he is a graduate of gilman. >> japanese officials are warning it could take months before they are finally able to control leaking radiation at the nuclear power plant. engineers did not have sufficient equipment to monitor such high levels of radiation. radioactive water continues to spill into the pacific ocean. they're trying to stop radioactive water from pouring into the ocean. marines arrived in japan yesterday. >> a spring tradition it is in full swing with the opening of the farmers' market and bizarre. it opened on sunday and will be
opened every sunday through december. customers can find fresh fruit and vegetables and original crafts. >> we're closing streets of this year. we are merging the craft bizarre and the farmers markets to make easier for families to walk between them. >> master gardeners' were on hand with advice to help to get your plant and vegetable gardens going. is located on saratoga street just under the j.f.x. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> a backup developing quickly on southbound 95 coming out of harford county because of an accident. right now you're delays extend back to a mountain road. take pulaski highway or route 1 as for alternate. north rolling road at security boulevard, we are watching for an accident.
we have the delays developing on the west side. eutaw street was shut down at 10:00 a.m. in advance of the orioles' home opener. some delays on southbound 95. 45 is sluggish. looking good on the j.f.x. and the harrisburg expressway. there are delays from southbound 795. backed up traffic. we'll show you the delays on southbound 95. barely moving. approaching a mountain road. we'll let you know once we know which lanes are closed. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we'll do the seven-day forecast. it is murky outside. it will turn out to be a nice day. some fog and maybe some of drizzle. 44 at the airport. the wind will shift to the south. temperatures will jump. a high temperature of 73 this
afternoon. it should stay dry when going to the game. rain will start tonight and last into the morning. we will be in the '50s on wednesday and thursday. 60's by the end of the week. a chance for some rain as we go into next weekend. >> thank you. 46 degrees on tv hill. an amazing story of survival. an incredible story off the coast of japan. you do not want to miss this. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. have the recent problems with southwest airlines caused you to reconsider any of your travel plans?you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
>> in an amazing story of survival. japanese coastguard search is spotted a dog on a roof a mile off the coast of japan. they believe the dog was caught in the tsunami and survived on the roof for three weeks. he was afraid to come to a rest cure. they were able to get their hands on the dog. is not known if the owner is alive. >> feathers were flying as people got pounded with pillows. tons of people packed this los angeles park on sunday in celebration of international panel fight day -- pillow fight
day. was all in the name of fun. play fair, hit lightly, and help clean up all those fetters when you're done. >> that is a mess. 46 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll check the morning headlines. >> that is a professional napper. weather-wise, things are murky right now. we are looking forward to some nice weather for this afternoon's game.
murdered a neighbor over a fight about a dollar. police said a man from stevensville shot and killed a man last point after are about his dog. please say charges are pending. police have identified the victim of a deadly stabbing in saudi nightclub. police say charles johnson was killed around 1:00 a.m. saturday morning inside the bourbon street nightclub. three others were injured in the incident. no word on a suspect 3 anyone with information should call baltimore city police. concerns as the largest airline takes a long look at their fleet of jets. the odds of flights have been counseled to lead. the investigation began with a crack in the body turned up similar problems in other passenger jets. crack have been found in three other 737's.
a jetliner lost pressure and made an emergency landing in arizona on friday. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. this morning we asked -- have the recent problems with southwest airlines caused you to reconsider any of your travel plans? >> we will post more of your
answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. another deadline is looming on capitol hill. the money to keep the government running runs out on friday. they don't appear near a deal. we have more from tracie potts. >> president obama call the speaker and top democrats, urging compromise on a budget. but it is not clear if they are close. >> let me be clear. there is no agreement. >> republicans want $61 billion in cuts. >> $33 billion of cuts is reasonable. >> the disagreement seems to be not how much to cut but what. >> we cannot do this on homeless veterans. >> closed down efforts to keep our air cleaner and water pure. that sort of thing as
irresponsible. >> we're trying to reduce spending. every time we try to reduce spending, they are being mean. >> the tea party is refusing to compromise. ins year's budget is still limbo. republicans are working on next year's. they will say they have cut more than the $4 trillion the debt commission recommended. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> let's give you an update on the roads. southbound 95, the big problem spot just passed little gun -- little gunpowder bridge. traffic is at a crawl from route 24 all the way down through the accident scene. take pulaski, or even route 1 as alternate. there is an accident at pulaski highway.
another in dundalk. be careful. west side at rolling road and security boulevard, we have an accident. some delays on the west side. 45 miles per hour on the outer loop. a bit of a dilemma. the j.f.x. looks good. no problems on 395. this is the west side. a pretty standard rushed from the 795 ramps. this is southbound traffic on 95. at a crawl and also backed up approaching 95. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check on your forecast. >> it doesn't look like it, but this will turn out to be a decent day. we have some low clouds and fog and drizzle. the rain we had last night is off to the northeast. we'll see a wide swath of severe weather from indiana, ohio, west
virginia, kentucky, and tennessee. wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. that activity will stay west of us. we will wind up with nice weather this afternoon. there is some low clouds and fog this morning. the wind will shift. they will shift to the south. that will get rid of the clouds and jump the temperatures. it is 44 at the airport right now. 36 in frederick. we will make it into the low 70's this afternoon. high temperature between 70 and 75. it will be breezy and mild. a southwest wind at 10 to 20. the wind will be blowing out. you may see some home runs. we will see rain after midnight. temperatures dropped into the 50s. tomorrow, the cold front will be sweeping off the coast.
we will seek showers and thunderstorms to start the day on tuesday. the wind will shift to the northwest. it will turn cooler. i would not call it cold as we have to the next few days. 73 this afternoon. 58 tomorrow with a good chance for showers and thunderstorms late tonight and tomorrow morning. wednesday and thursday, the system muezzin from the west. i will be optimistic and say dry. -- the system moves in from the west. it will be warmer this weekend with highs in the mid 60's. >> thank you. the orioles are back in bird land. there will play the detroit tigers 3 kim dacey joins us live with more. >>the orioles started the season off strong with a sweep of the tampa bay rays. fans of local businesses hope that they can keep up that momentum. thousands will crowd camden
yards here today as the o's take on the tigers this afternoon. that is good news for businesses around the stadium, like pickled pub. they say the orioles season helps them pull out of a wintertime slump and make a profit that will see them through the whole year. an economic analyst says the o's strong start this season could have lasting effects on the local economy and even increase business in surrounding counties. the game starts at 3:05 against the tigers this afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> go o's. here's matt lauer with a look at what's coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. another southwest airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing, two days after a hole ripped over on a job over arizona. the family of the trader who was drowned by a killer whale speaks out for the first time -- the
family of the trainer. laura bush opens up about life outside the white house when she stops by. charlie sheen goes back to the drawing board after bombing at the opening of its nationwide road show. we will have details on that and much more as we get started on monday morning here on the "today" show. >> thank you. 46 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check on the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
>> what is happening on the roads? >> it is a mess on 95. completely at a crawl. have a crash on pulaski highway. there are others in dundalk. talk street was shut down between canton and prop at 10:00 a.m. in advance of the orioles' home opener. delays on the west side. this is a look at one alternate. plaskett how it looks good from right to left, the direction you going to parallel 95. this is 95 at 24. this is the pace of southbound traffic. >> looks can be deceiving. >> we have some low clouds and
some drizzle in some neighborhoods. temperatures are in the 40's. we will jump up to sell the three today. baseball will go off without a hitch. showers and thunderstorms become likely after tonight. it will turn cooler with highs in the '50s. it should be dry wednesday and thursday. don't forget, tune to am 1090 to hear traffic and weather together on the fives. >> get oriole baseball later today, too. thank you. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. go, o's! >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com,